FFWD: Speculoos


Merry (day after) Christmas!!  I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful day.  We had a lovely time with plenty of good food!

I have a lot of cooking and knitting and even a bit of sewing to catch you up on!  I will tackle them one at a time over the next few weeks, so keep your eye out for new posts from me.

For the last several years the French Fridays with Dorie group has done a Christmas Card Exchange.  This is the first year I participated and it was so much fun! I loved getting the mail each day to see who I got cards from.  Here is a photo with most of the cards I received (I am still waiting on a few…and I have a feeling a few of you are waiting on mine).  I hung them all on our front doors.

Christmas Cards

Today for French Fridays with Dorie the group is doing something a little different.  As part of the card exchange, participants could also share a favorite cookie or drink recipe.  Then, if we wished, we could each make one of those recipes and share it on our blogs today.  I decided not to participate in the recipe exchange, so I am doing a make-up recipe instead: Speculoos.

Speculoos are a spicy brown-sugar cookie recipe popular across Europe.  They are especially popular around Christmas-time. I had been meaning to make these cookies for the last couple Christmases, and finally made them this year.

Dorie’s recipe includes a lot of cinnamon (yum!) and a touch off ginger and cloves.  They are sturdy enough to be cut into shapes, but I made simple round cookies.

Watch out!  These cookies with disappear quickly!

Watch out! These cookies with disappear quickly!

I loved these cookies!  Cinnamon cookies are a favorite and these did not disappoint.  Based on how quickly these cookies got eaten, I think everyone in the family liked them.

If you would like to try Speculoos, Dorie’s recipe can be found here on her blog.



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9 responses to “FFWD: Speculoos

  1. I want to make these, and then get the cookie butter chocolate mix from trader joes, and have a party in my mouth. Yum!

  2. Your speculoos look delectable. Happy holidays Karen.

  3. oooh if you have any leftover make the Cinnamon Crunch Chicken in AMFT!! This is my favorite thing to make with the leftover cookies… not that that happens all that often, but I ration out a few just for that recipe. It’s magical and oh so tasty!

    Glad you enjoyed the Christmas Cards this year! 🙂

  4. Those speculoos are awesome, right? Actually they’re totally addictive and are sort of dangerous for me. I agree with the comment above that a chocolate-y sandwich cookie with the speculoos would be really yummy. I’ll also second Alice’s suggestion to save 2 cookies and make the chicken!

  5. Nana

    I remember when we originally made them, they were so good, could not
    stop eating them. Thank you for your lovely card, it arrived today. I
    wish you and your family a Happy New Year and look forward to more
    great recipes in 2015.

  6. I received your card today too. I loved these when we made them. I’ve been meaning to make them again. I was inspired when Katie made them recently. Instead, I tried the speculoos recipe in Baking Chez Moi to include in the holiday treat packages I made for friends and neighbors. I liked that they were “slice-and-bake”. However, I preferred the recipe you made. Happy New Year to you, Karen!

  7. Merry Christmas!
    Your card came in the mail today. I was one of the late mailers this year 😦
    I remember that those cookies were one of our first recipes – they are tasty! Glad you enjoyed.

  8. I hope you had a very merry Christmas and have a happy New Year! I’ve so enjoyed all the cards I’ve received so far. And Dorie’s speculoos are a favourite holiday cookie for me – good choice for a make up!

  9. I loved these cookies when we made them – so excellent choice! I seem to run out of time/energy before I get to all of the ones I’d like to make, but these are definitely special. I think yours look wonderful.

    Happy New Year!

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